We're looking for a new gallery intern!
Johalla Projects seeks a flexible gallery intern to assist with general administrative duties that include social media outreach, gallery upkeep/cleaning, exhibition preparation/execution, and artwork handling. This is an excellent opportunity to work closely with a small staff who is very active in the visual art community.
DUTIES WILL LIKELY INCLUDE:
-Postcards: Drop off exhibition postcards in various locations (will be provided). This can include picking up postcards from distributor.
-“Man” the gallery during artwork pick-up and drop-off for artists, collectors, etc
-Cleaning duties: Mop and sweep gallery space – occurs before and after an opening (can be done the next day).
-Deinstallation: Help de-install exhibitions – includes wall patching and painting. De-installation, patching and painting will happen a few days around the last day of an opening (will vary).
-Pack, wrap, and ship artwork. This includes occasional Post Office runs.
-Social media: Tweet frequently, update Tumblr and Wordpress blogs, post on Facebook (Under supervision of Exhibitions Associate)
-Gallery Appointments: Be present at the gallery 1-2 days/week (most likely one).
-Gallery Openings: Serve beverages to gallery visitors, manage garbage (trashcan, cups, paper towels), talk to guests, be friendly.
-Be flexible/reliable: Various jobs will come up – especially with public art projects.
Johalla Projects will work with intern to determine best schedule. 10-20 hours per week are preferred, depending on exhibitions or projects. Attendance at monthly gallery openings is required.
- Good communication skills
- Genuine interest in contemporary art and public art projects
- Social media/public outreach skills (active with Facebook, Twitter, Wordpress, Tumblr)
- Exhibition installation/deinstallation experience
- Basic art handling skills
- Self-motivated and self-starter
- Art-related background/degree
- Writing skills
- Research skills
- Have a vehicle (not required)
To apply, please e-mail resume and cover letter to Tyler Blackwell at firstname.lastname@example.org.